Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

What's New: CAPM Certification

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The CAPM exam is changing early in 2023 - see what's being updated.

Know how to prepare for the CAPM exam

The current CAPM exam is based on the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition (even though the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition is currently available).

Take the CAPM exam online

No need to travel to a test center. The CAPM exam is available online from your home or office 24/7.

Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.

Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM® recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.

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New Exam Content Outline Now Available

Later this year the CAPM exam is changing to ensure it reflects market expectations of entry- and associate-level professionals.
Extensive market research validated that today's project team members work in a variety of environments and utilize different approaches. The new exam will test skills necessary to understand project management fundamentals as well as predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles.


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Students can submit one application form to join PMI as a student member and take the CAPM exam at the member discount rate.

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Covid Update

PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Resulting from COVID-19, there have been significant changes to certification testing that may impact you. Please refer to our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information and guidance.

Who Should Apply

If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is right for you.

Gain and Maintain Your CAPM

  • The certification exam has 150 questions, and you have three hours to complete it.
  • CAPM certification holders need to earn 15 PDUs every three years to maintain the certification. Find out the specific PDU requirements.

Price

Member:$225.00
Non-member:
$300.00 

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam. Our Project Management Basics online course fulfills this educational prerequisite.

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PMI members receive up to 30% discounted pricing on certifications and certification renewals.

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For complete information on eligibility requirements, see the CAPM Handbook.

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